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Scholar of Infectious Diseases & Animals on Avian Flu, Poultry and Consumer Concerns

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As a fast-moving virus forces U.S. poultry producers to kill millions of chickens and turkeys, Dr. Richard French of Becker College explains why this strain of avian influenza is different from others—and says food producers should brace for an even greater impact and loss.

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Sociologist’s Research on Gangsta Rappers Sheds Light on Emerging Path from Gang Culture

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Morningside College Professor Geoff Harkness looks at diverse communities in the U.S. and abroad. His work has taken him to the streets, clubs and recording studios of Chicago to learn about the connections between rap music and gang culture.

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Sociologists Available to Discuss Same-Sex Marriage

With the Supreme Court of the United States hearing oral arguments today in the case of Obergefell v. Hodges, which addresses the matter of marriage equality and the constitutional status of state bans on same-sex marriage, the American Sociological Association (ASA) has a number of sociologists available to discuss same-sex marriage.

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Veterinarians, Diagnostic Lab Prepared for Dog Flu

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The new strain of flu that affected more than 1,000 dogs in Chicago has not yet spread to South Dakota, but South Dakota State University veterinarians advise owners to be vigilant. To test for the virus, veterinarians will swab the animal's nose and throat and send the samples to the Animal Disease Research and Diagnostic Laboratory at SDSU, which typically processes them the same day they are received.

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Mount Sinai Experts Offer Tips on Stroke Warning Signs and Treatment

Stroke is a disease that affects the arteries leading to and within the brain. A stroke occurs when a clot blocks the blood supply to the brain (ischemic stroke) or when a blood vessel in the brain bursts (hemorrhagic stroke).

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Overeating? It’s Not by Accident

Stacey Cahn, PhD, associate professor of psychology at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, explains how food sciences contributes to overeating.

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Brookhaven Lab Construction Technology Poised for Commercialization

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Long Island start-up company SulfCrete, Inc. has been exploring commercialization of sulfur polymer, a unique and affordable construction material developed at Brookhaven National Lab that has a very small carbon footprint compared to the existing concrete products it might one day replace.

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Spring Clean Your Finances with These Tips From a Financial Expert

Wanting to rid yourself of paper bills but don't know what to keep? A Kansas State University financial planner explains what you can toss and why cleaning your financial health is about more than just trashing some documents.

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The Transyouth Center for Health and Development Offers Services For Young People Dealing with Gender Identity Issues

Here at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, transgender issues are not new. Our Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine has been supporting the health of transgender youth for nearly 20 years. While many are becoming more familiar with the subject now, there is still great opportunity to advance understanding in the community. In this post, Johanna Olson, MD, medical director of the Center for Transyouth Health and Development at CHLA, gives answers to questions that many are asking, including what the term ‘transgender’ means, what the transition process includes, and services that are available for transyouth.

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Transgender Adults Start as Transgender Kids

Johanna Olson, MD, is a pediatrician specializing in adolescent medicine at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles where she directs the Center for Transyouth Health and Development. In an effort to increase knowledge about the transgender experience, Olson frequently speaks to media on the topic.